The Blue City #poem #prose poem #poetry #short prose

An hour fell into the sea.

The waves spaced seconds. The seconds shifted the ceiling of time.  They ate from the meandering road of Cyprus trees which used to end on the steps of a small cafe called La Catedral.

We walked.

Yet we couldn’t find the cafe anymore. Perhaps the building – with its aromas of paella mixta and fruity red wine – trapped itself inside the crocheted web of yesterday’s sunset.

The moon hummed “Let’s fall in love in Spain…”

You said “Forever.”

I said “No, Conquistador. I will die on the streets of Morocco’s Blue City on the other side of the Mediterranean.”

Your green eyes sunk into a dense silence.

The moon stopped humming.

Your kiss came out of the sea.

It was blue.

@short-prose-fiction (Gabriela M.) 

image:  Ruslan Kalnitsky; Shutterstock; [link]


100 thoughts on “The Blue City #poem #prose poem #poetry #short prose

      1. Thank you so much and so very welcome my precious poetess. May the coming year bring your dreams to your doorsteps. And you may you be healthy and happy always. More poetry from you always ❤️

      2. Thank you so much, Yassy. Dress me in dreams. I’ll dress you in happiness, my Queen of Poetry.

    1. Thank you so much for your praise and your support. It means a lot to me.
      Have a fabulous rest of the day.

    1. Hey Bo. Thank you so much. I pray that next month Visual Verse will give me something to work with 🙂
      You guys have a wonderful rest of the day. Hugs to B.

      1. Don’t concentrate too much on the picture. Take one thing, like clouds or blue (like what you did) and work with it. Such ramblings make the best writing.
        Thanks, dear. You too.

      2. Instinctively I knew that concentrating on the picture was not the way to go. But their pictures get me 🙂 Let’s see what I can do next time.

      3. Thank you so much, Bo. Very good writing indeed. I am going to try in January.

    1. Oh, thank you for your kind comment and for your question. I will venture to do it but I do not know if I will succeed.
      Feel hot when I say red.
      Feel an inner healing power when I say blue. The forever healing power coming from the sky and the sea – can you hear the sea? it”s blue- and entering every fiber of your being.
      I tried.

    1. Thank you so much Jen. Have a gorgeous holiday and thank you for your kindness and your support 🤗💕

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. You are more than generous. Please know I enjoy your writing too.

    1. Thank you so much Flavio. May the magic of Christmas be with you and everyone you love. May 2020 bring you happiness and bring the world your beautiful poetry.

  1. What a beautiful write as always! Thank you for the time you have taken to visit my blog! I’m not sure if you understand my writing but I promise you there is a message in each poem of importance. My more basic mature writing remains private. I have valued your visits, thank you! ☀️

    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. It’s always a pleasure to visit your blog and read you.
      I find plenty of messages in your beautiful poetry. Are those the messages you intent to convey? I can’t say. However, I find your poetry not only beautiful but very meaningful too.
      Have a gorgeous rest of the week.

      1. Gabriela, of course there is you and quite a few other poets who are in A League of Their Own here at WordPress, and I find that fascinating and so awesome! There are so many talented, gifted people in our world of many different categories. How lucky we are to witness so much of it! Thank you for your kind words! Have you been writing most of your life? And do you have just one style of writing! I read your work often. I’m not one of a competitive nature, but if I were you would be a tough one to beat! 😀 I do believe that you are a mentor for many! And are Widely recognized for your high caliber of writing! Lovely!

      2. I am really humbled by your words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You can beat me. You are great.
        “Have you been writing most of your life?” Not really. I have been reading most of my life.

        Indeed it is a joy that there are so many gifted people in our world. They inspire all of us.

        I wish you a wonderful 2020!

      3. Thank you Gabriela for your kind reply! I’ve read much of your writing! It is elegant and romantic. You seem to have a wonderful following, that’s awesome! Great support!

        Have a wonderful and safe New Year as well! 🌹

      4. Gabriela, I have never thought of my writing as great. I’m just a humble woman who writes about people I have loved and known. But I just wanted to tell you thank you so very much for your kind words, they mean a lot to me. A while back another poet had said that my poetry was awful so I no longer write publicly. A compliment so kind coming from you is something I will treasure! Thank you so very much for lifting my spirit! ☀️

      5. I am so sorry to hear that an awful comment affected you so much. You have no idea how many inappropriate comments I used to get when I first started my blog. It’s not easy but please know that your poetry is beautiful and no comment can change the beauty and deep meaning of your writing. I know bloggers who quit blogging because of bad comments. Actually their writings were great. I would love you to have you reconsider your decision. You can moderate your comments. You can make your blog private and invite only people who you trust to follow you. It’s sad that women are judged harsher than men. But it’s reality and I hate to see a talented woman giving up because of some bad comments. Sorry, I wrote so much. But among other things I do I fight for the voices of women in the academia. I know how hard it is to be a woman even in the academia which is considered liberal.
        Again your poetry is beautiful and no comment can change it.
        Lots of love and hugs from me.

    1. Thank you for reading and for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed the piece.
      I hope you had a great Christmas.

    1. Aw.. you are showing me with compliments today. I am glad you relived beautiful memories. I love Cyprus. but Spain ans Morocco are gorgeous too. Thank you so much for reading and commenting.


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